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Serapias neglecta

Serapias négligé
Scarce serapias

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Plant family

Area

Les Maures

Flower colour

red

Flower size

lip 23-50 mm

Flowering months

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

to 30 cm

Description

Full name of this orchid is Serapias cordigera var. neglecta.

A tuberous perennial.

Flowers

The lilac-orange sepals and petals form a hood. The reddish-purple lip is longer than the hood, broad, with a yellow or orange centre, then narrowing to a point directed downwards. The 2 lateral lobes form a cylindrical throat, inside the hood.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, narrow, pointed, margins bent inwards, not spotted.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: containing many seeds.

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